Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mid-Week Post

Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Or something.

The BC Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to challenge Canadian Criminal Code provisions against assisted suicide:

The B.C. Supreme Court has rejected one of two attempts to challenge Criminal Code provisions that ban assisted suicide in Canada.

The Farewell Foundation was seeking to set up non-hospital centres where teams of counsellors and advisers could help people end their lives.

However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith ruled Wednesday that anonymous members do not have standing to challenge Canada's federal laws.

What is in it for people who want others to commit suicide, with or without help? It's not a matter of personal liberty otherwise the afflicted persons in question would have ended their lives on their own. It is the outright rejection of life and the agenda that says human life has no moral or personal gravity.


After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. tax dollars has ended up in the hands of people the American-led coalition has spent nearly a decade battling: the Taliban, criminals and power brokers with ties to both.

The losses underscore the challenges the U.S. and its international partners face in overcoming corruption in Afghanistan. A central part of the Obama administration's strategy has been to award U.S.-financed contracts to Afghan businesses to help improve quality of life and stoke the country's economy.

But until a special task force assembled by Gen. David Petraeus began its investigation last year, the coalition had little insight into the connections many Afghan companies and their vast network of subcontractors had with insurgents and criminals — groups military officials call "malign actors."

In a murky process known as "reverse money laundering," payments from the U.S. pass through companies hired by the military for transportation, construction, power projects, fuel and other services to businesses and individuals with ties to the insurgency or criminal networks, according to interviews and task force documents obtained by the AP.

"Funds begin as clean monies," according to one document, then "either through direct payments or through the flow of funds in the subcontractor network, the monies become tainted."

The conclusions by Task Force 2010 represent the most definitive assessment of how U.S. military spending and aid to Afghanistan has been diverted to the enemy or stolen. Only a small percentage of the $360 million has been garnered by the Taliban and insurgent groups, said a senior U.S. military official in Kabul. The bulk of the money was lost to profiteering, bribery and extortion by criminals and power brokers, said the official, who declined to provide a specific breakdown.

Vaguely related:

Wylie, the Afghan mutt, was rescued in February by a convoy of British soldiers on patrol in a Kandahar bazaar, where a dog-fighting crowd was beating the smaller dog with lumps of wood to force the last fight out of him.....

Remarkably he did but his torments were far from over.

Two weeks later Jensz received another call. Local dog fighters had cut off Wylie's ears and had scalped him in the process, before using the same homemade knife to cut his muzzle wide open from his nose to under his eye. He was patched up again by Jensz and a team of Australian Defence Force doctors only to return from his perilous forays outside the base with new injuries -- a stab wound to the chest and a savagely docked tail.

Then, horrifically, one day he limped back to the camp after Kandahar locals -- many of whom despise dogs only marginally less than they do coalition soldiers -- had tried to sever his penis. Three times Jensz and ADF doctors had to restitch the wound. "Once we stitched for 90 minutes without anaesthetic," she said. "I can't fathom how much pain he must have been in but he just lay there motionless, looking up at us. He didn't bite or growl once."

Wylie's refusal to submit became legendary around the Kandahar base.

But when he was grabbed again by local thugs and thrown under a passing car it seemed his luck had finally run out. "It was the first time I felt defeated because Wylie had become a symbol of Kandahar," Jensz said. "So many soldiers identified with him but I just couldn't work out how to keep this dog alive. That was the day I decided I had to take him with me."

With the help of a British and a US soldiers' animal companion fund, Wylie was evacuated to London via Kabul six weeks ago to begin the long road of quarantine hurdles that Jensz hopes will eventually bring him to Australia and her wildlife rescue property just outside Canberra.

How could anyone hate a face like this?

Come with me if you want to live... and talk about  ".... potentialities of the dominant technology narratives in education in a time of neo-colonialism, global capitalism and global warming."

Remember Obama's "Buy American" policyI bet you do now:

President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The Post has learned. 

The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts. 

It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.
"That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.

Canada: it was underestimated.

Remember- "...that's because humans are sexually repressed and exceedingly curious about it, not being "allowed" the satisfaction of normality, thanks to religions and their multitude of sexual taboos."

Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia.  According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia.  

B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, is behind the August 17 conference, which will include panelists from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois.

B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline has criticized the definition of pedophilia by the American Psychological Association, describing its treatment of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading.” 

I'll give you a few minutes to throw up.

Now, one doesn't have to go into great length to stress how completely bad this would be if the floodgates were opened to this sick evil.

And it all starts with the normalising of the weird stuff.

We know it's true.

(hat tips)

Not even David Letterman is safe:

A frequent contributor to a jihadist website has threatened David Letterman, urging Muslim followers to "cut the tongue" of the late-night host because of a joke the comic made on his CBS show.

The Site Monitoring Service, a private intelligence organization that watches online activity, said Wednesday that the threat was posted a day earlier on the Shumuka al-Islam forum, a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims.

The contributor, who identified himself as Umar al-Basrawi, was reacting to what he said Letterman did after the U.S. military announced on June 5 that a drone strike in Pakistan had killed al-Qaida leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

Al-Basrawi wrote that Letterman had made reference to both Osama bin Laden and Kashmiri and said that Letterman had "put his hand on his neck and demonstrated the way of slaughter."

"Is there not among you a Sayyid Nosair al-Mairi ... to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?" 

Al-Basrawi wrote, referring to El Sayyid Nosair, who was convicted of the 1990 killing of Jewish Defence League founder Meir Kahane. Letterman is not Jewish.

I await those who defended the creators of South Park to defend Mr. Letterman.

And now, the history of spices.


Anonymous said...

How far have we fallen? Universities the calibre of Johns Hopkins and Harvard shouldn't give a minute of time over to discussion of pedophilia unless they are discussing how to CURE it. Being attracted to a 17-year old who looks older isn't really an issue. TRUE pedophilia is sick and needs to be treated as such. As various forms of deviance have come to be treated with acceptance and even a kind of REVERENCE, the pedophiles have spotted an opportunity. It speaks volumes that they are not too ashamed of their illness to make themselves heard ...& those volumes are not from the best library.


Osumashi Kinyobe said...


There should be no reason why ANYONE, especially those with a reputation for learning, to associate themselves and normalise this evil.